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12/4/09 12:24 P

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'tis the season!

Hey Bits, love the snowflake on your tracker! too cute!





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12/4/09 12:19 P

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Yeah, what's done is done. At least the main shut off is in the house and we could shut the water down so that when it thaws it won't flood the barn if I'm not home to keep an eye on it. That was my biggest worry. And here I had told John again last night when he got home that we needed to shut the waterers off and drain the system, but we both got to doing other things and flat out forgot.

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12/4/09 11:38 A

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I can't tell you how many Duh-oh's I've had...too many to count. I think you suffer from the same syndrome that I have - it's called BWS - Busy Woman's Syndrome. You've got so much going on in your head that one thought just bumps the other out of the way all day long. Unfortunately, there is no medication for this, and the only cure is to eliminate all activity from your life. So as part of my "therapy" I have to keep lists and mark things off, to deal with my BWS. emoticon

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12/4/09 11:03 A

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Disgusting when we do something like that--but, everyone does it! I haven't done that exact thing, but here was my big Duh-oh. Normally I only put the amount of water in my 100-gallon pasture tank that my horses drink in a 24-hour period. That way, I can rinse the tank out daily and keep their water very fresh. Well, one evening I cleaned the tank and put the hose in to fill. I then got my mail and went back to the house to sort through it. Do you think I remembered to go out and turn off the water? OF COURSE NOT!! I didn't give it another thought until the following morning when I got in the shower. I was wondering why the water pressure wasn't as strong as usual when I finally remembered that I never went and turned the water off the afternoon before. The water had run for over 13 hours! Needless to say, the tank was full, as was abount a half acre of ground around it. Boy was I mad at myself. I was madder still when I got the water bill that month. OUCH1!!

Hopefully you won't have any damage from the freeze. Always a worry though. Just remember that you aren't the only one whose mind wanders away from business at hand and don't beat yourself up. As my late father would have said: What's done is done and ain't no changing' it."

Happy horsin'!

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BITSY0516's Photo BITSY0516 Posts: 958
12/4/09 10:44 A

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I have been asking John for a couple days now about turning off the waterers in the barn. Well, last night I went to the barn by myself and put horses in and never thought to ask John about the waterers when I came back to the house... If it doesn't figure, this morning the line was froze. So we had to shut the main valve to the barn off for today. It's supposed to warm up this weekend and we will be able to drain everything and see if there was any damage, but I am so mad at myself for not thinking to turn the water off last night. Here I had been asking for several days, but last night had so much on my mind that I flat out forgot. Oh well, such is life. I just hope that nothing is damaged.

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